Making appointments and blocking time in your schedule is a valuable way to be adequately organized. Time-block correctly and you will accomplish many things—but over-block your time and you’ll find yourself continually procrastinating.
Maura Thomas, author of Personal Productivity Secrets and the recently released Work Without Walls: An Executive’s Guide to Attention Management gives three tips to strike the right time-block balance:
- Don’t block your time too far in the future, because it’s too uncertain.
- Use time-blocking very selectively—only for very important things, and only once in a while.
- Don’t make your time-blocks too long.